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Topic: GBA games prices all wrong??

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Pahvi

81. Posted:

I used to have an issue with the prices until I started thinking what PC indie games with retro-ish 2D graphics* cost on Steam without discounts.
1000 Amps: 5€. Anodyne: 8€. Dead Pixels 3€. Dynamite Jack 9€. Escape Goat 5€.. Gravitron 2 5€.
And so on. Ignoring the game age and frequent discounts, these are actually on about the same level as VC games. Of course, this means I have to judge VC games by today's standards. I'm also ignoring that I got all the aforementioned games from bundles at a fraction of the cost.

If there's an issue with game pricing on the VC, I'd rather say it's that (all) the games on one platform cost the same. Urban Champion and Clu-Clu Land for 1€ might get me to see how bad the games really are. I'd think many would be perfectly happy to pay 6€ or 7€ for Super Mario Bros. 3.

*Yes, some of the games I mentioned above have various flashy effects. I ignored those as well.

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SKTTR

82. Posted:

Hey, Clu Clu Land is only bad if you're bad at it. ;)
It's a pretty decent game actually.
I have to pay just 0,99€ to get it on Wii U because I got it free on Wii (Ambassador Program) and made the Transfer to get access to the reduced Upgrade Prices.

Btw, two versions of it, this original cartridge and Clu Clu Land D (Famicom Disk Version) were included in Animal Crossing for Gamecube.

However, there are VC price reductions now, a step forward. On Wii VC the prices never dropped, instead some have risen like Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles for NES, from 500 Wii Points to 600 Wii Points.
On Wii U we had reduced prices and all kinds of deals on VC already with games like Spelunker, Ghosts'n Goblins, Street Fighter II Trilogy, Super Mario Bros., Kirby games, Dr. Mario, Super Mario Kart, etc.

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unrandomsam

83. Posted:

Pahvi wrote:

I used to have an issue with the prices until I started thinking what PC indie games with retro-ish 2D graphics* cost on Steam without discounts.
1000 Amps: 5€. Anodyne: 8€. Dead Pixels 3€. Dynamite Jack 9€. Escape Goat 5€.. Gravitron 2 5€.
And so on. Ignoring the game age and frequent discounts, these are actually on about the same level as VC games. Of course, this means I have to judge VC games by today's standards. I'm also ignoring that I got all the aforementioned games from bundles at a fraction of the cost.

If there's an issue with game pricing on the VC, I'd rather say it's that (all) the games on one platform cost the same. Urban Champion and Clu-Clu Land for 1€ might get me to see how bad the games really are. I'd think many would be perfectly happy to pay 6€ or 7€ for Super Mario Bros. 3.

*Yes, some of the games I mentioned above have various flashy effects. I ignored those as well.

Those games on Steam are priced for more than they are worth most but not all of the time. (With the assumption people won't buy until it is discounted). The amount of rubbish games I end up with would mean at full price I just wouldn't buy any.

Stuff like Ikuraga / Double Dragon / Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light / Halo: Spartan Assault / Castle of Illusion / Sonic CD is fine at RRP. (But far better than most of the indie stuff at the same RRP).

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Discipledoctor

84. Posted:

My only complaint with Wii U VC prices is that they're all fixed for the NES and SNES. It'd be nice if they had different prices points for games like how the GBA does.

I'm thrilled with GBA prices, though. $8 is totally fair to me, and the $7 games are even better!

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SammytheSaiyan

85. Posted:

Of course it's going to be $7-8. GBA games aren't common in the retail market anymore. There's no way you can expect them to only charge $3 or so, especially given the quality of the games themselves. Just pay the full price and get over it unless you want to spend even more on the original platform and the games. If you don't want to pay that much, then just use an emulator. It's not as good as playing on an actual console, but it's up to you.

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KryptoKrunch

86. Posted:

Don't understand why people would complain about GBA prices on VC. Metroid Fusion for example on eShop is $7.99. You can buy it used on Amazon for around $18-$22(that's not including shipping) and new copies go for about $120.

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